Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Drone Stocks Opportunity; Market for commercial/civilian drones to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020

Drone Stocks Opportunity; Market for commercial/civilian drones to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020

Point Roberts WA, NEW YORK, NY – April 21, 2015 - Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including tech stocks updates its directory of drone stocks for investors as research shows the opportunity and market is growing rapidly.

In a recent report from BI Intelligence, reviewing the levels of the growing global industry for commercial drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), they noted the following:

“The global commercial drone market will take shape around applications in a handful of industries: agriculture, energy, utilities, mining, construction, real estate, news media, and film production.

Most growth in the drone industry is on the commercial/civilian side, as the shift away from the military market gains momentum. The market for commercial/civilian drones will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19% between 2015 and 2020, compared with 5% growth on the military side.

E-commerce and package delivery will not be an early focus of the drone industry.

Legacy drone manufacturers focused mostly on military clients do not have a natural advantage in the fast-evolving civilian drone market.

Proposed US regulation would effectively end the ban on commercial drone flights and would allow low-altitude flights of small drones within view of a ground-based pilot.

The rules are unlikely to be finalized before early 2017. Some believe it will happen earlier. But we believe it most likely that widespread but heavily restricted commercial UAV flights will become routine sometime that year.

Technology barriers are at once a roadblock and a huge business opportunity.

Many of the notable early commercial UAV manufacturers are emerging outside of the US market: These include Switzerland-based senseFly (owned by France-based Parrot), Canadian firm Aeryon, publicly traded Swedish firm CybAero, Shenzhen, China-based DJI, and Korea-based Gryphon.

The commercial-drone industry is still young but has begun to see some consolidation and major investments from large industrial conglomerates, chip companies, and defense contractors.”

DRONE Stocks
AeroVironment, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AVAV) is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions.  Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems extensively to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication. AeroVironment’s electric transportation solutions include a comprehensive suite of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and network services for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets.
Ambarella, Inc.  (NasdaqGS:AMBA) is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The company's products are used in a variety of cameras including security IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras and automotive video camera recorders. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide. DRONES: Ambarella is at the forefront of a new generation of high-performance HD and Ultra-HD sports and flying cameras designed for the outdoor enthusiast.  These action cameras are expected to have small form factors and long battery lives, without sacrificing the advanced features that make vivid, clean video and professional-quality still images a reality.  Whether mounted on a quadcopter or worn while skiing, these devices are required to perform complex image stabilization functions, adapt to ever-changing lighting environments and communicate wirelessly with smartphones on-the-fly.  Ambarella addresses the demanding requirements of the sports and flying camera market by offering products that combine exquisite video and image quality, low power consumption, and best-in-class compression efficiency.
Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is the world's largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers. DRONES: Boeing and The Insitu Group have developed and built a low-cost, long-endurance autonomous unmanned vehicle, called ScanEagle. ScanEagle is based on Insitu's Seascan miniature robotic aircraft and draws on Boeing's systems integration, communications and payload technologies. The Unmanned Little Bird Demonstrator is a modified MD 530F single-turbine helicopter designed for optionally manned flight. It won the AHS 2005 Grover E. Bell award for the best advancement in rotorcraft research that year. The platform is capable of dual pilot, single pilot or no pilot flight operations. It can be remotely operated or programmed for autonomous operations in any of these operational modes.
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTC: DRNE) provides critical aerial and land based surveillance and communications solutions to government and commercial customers. Utilizing a unique tethering capability, drone systems operate in the National Airspace within FAA guidelines for safe operations. Drone systems are designed and developed in-house utilizing proprietary technologies and processes that result in compact, rapidly deployable aerostat solutions and mast based systems to fulfill critical requirements by the military and law enforcement in the U.S. and to our allies around the world.
Facebook (NasdaqGS:FB) operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company builds tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other; enables developers to build social applications on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook; and offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. DRONES: Ascenta - Announcing the Connectivity Lab at Facebook, a team that is working on new aerospace and communication technologies to advance the Internet.org mission of improving and extending internet access. The Lab, which includes some of the world’s top experts from Ascenta, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Ames Research Center, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, is already working on new delivery platforms including planes and satellites to provide connectivity. The Connectivity Lab at Facebook is developing ways to make affordable internet access possible in communities around the world. The team is exploring a variety of technologies, including high-altitude long-endurance planes, satellites and lasers.
Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) is a global technology company. The Company’s business is primarily focused around key areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products. In April 2014, Google Inc acquired Titan Aerospace, a Moriarty-based manufacturer of solar-powered drones. Google / Titan Aerospace is a manufacturer of solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The Company operates a research and development facility located in Moriarty, New Mexico, where it is working with the FAA to obtain airspace for flight testing within the National Airspace System and Special Airworthiness Certification for its Solara aircraft.
InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN) is the world`s leading provider of intelligent sensor system on chip (SoC) for Motion and Sound in consumer electronic devices. The company`s patented InvenSense Fabrication Platform and MotionFusion® technology address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices in Boston, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Slovakia and Italy. DRONES: The MPU-3300 offers industry best performance in harsh industrial environments where extreme temperature ranges, and severe shocks are present. Applications that can be addressed with the MPU-3300 include Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) for Aerospace and Robotics; Navigation Systems for Industrial Vehicles, Aircraft, and Ships; Platform and Antenna Stabilization, Precision Robotics, Inventory Control Systems, Survey Instruments, Factory Equipment, Industrial Power Tools, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Precision Agriculture Machinery, Guidance and Steering Applications, and Construction Equipment.
Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. DRONES: The K-MAX unmanned cargo helicopter keeps forward operating bases supplied, reducing the number of truck convoys – and the troops that protect them – on the dangers roads of Afghanistan. Unmanned aerial systems like Desert Hawk III enables soldiers to see what’s over the next hill, while persistent surveillance platforms like PTDS, High Altitude Airship, Hybrid Air Vehicle and ISIS can keep eyes in the sky over vast areas for weeks, months and even years at a time.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Unmanned Air Systems/Drones
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee and Textron Systems. DRONES: Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses.
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